Professor in Dietetics

Professor in Dietetics

  • Post Date:10th February 2020
  • Apply Before: 8th March 2020
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  • Qualification Doctorate Degree
    Salary Level D $142,494 + 17% Superannuation OR Level E $182,846 + 17% Superannuation
Job Description

Professor in Dietetics                                        

  • Full-time and continuing
  • Burwood Campus
  • Level D $142,494 + 17% Superannuation  OR
  • Level E $182,846 + 17% Superannuation

The School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences conducts world-class research that provides the evidence base to promote health and performance, drawing on our expertise in basic science, clinical science, and population health. The School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences has established Dietetics Clinical Schools with many Victorian health services that enable a professional and joint working relationship to support the education of dietetics students, joint research activities and input from the profession into our dietetic education program.

The Professor in Dietetics will provide outstanding academic and research leadership in the area of dietetics as a Discipline Lead for Dietetics.

Based on our Melbourne Burwood campus, this exciting role sits within the Faculty of Health – School of Exercise and Nutrition Science.

Your key responsibilities will include and not limited to:

  • Leading major research projects as a chief investigator, including internal and external collaboration to create new insights and opportunities.
  • Leading and mentoring early and mid-career researchers.
  • Teaching across all levels and modes (including for example in the cloud and in clinical settings) at the national and international levels.
  • Attaining recognition at a national and international level in the nutrition and dietetics discipline.
  • Leading the recruitment, supervision, management and timely completion of HDR students, including advising and improving on research excellence, career development and candidature management.
  • Leading and implementing external partnerships with health service providers.

To be successful, you’ll have

  • PhD in nutrition and dietetics or a relevant field (or equivalent).
  • Professional Practice that includes relevant experience in nutrition and dietetics with a practical and/or theoretical background in one or more domains of dietetics practice: medical nutrition therapy, food service or community and public health nutrition.
  • Academic Leadership that demonstrates successful track record of research in dietetics.
  • Ability to make an outstanding contribution to the Faculty’s teaching programs in dietetics through personal teaching and academic leadership.
  • A successful track record in winning nationally competitive and/or industry research funding.
  • Must be eligible for membership with the Dietitians Association of Australia as an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and maintain APD status.

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

Applications for this position close on 8 March 2020.

This role has been identified as having contact with children and requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check (refer to Deakin’s Recruitment Procedure for further details).

Please ensure to include a cover letter, resume and responses to the Key Selection Criteria in your application.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Professor David Crawford on

Are You Ready?

Deakin is one of the new breeds of global universities – agile, dynamic and innovative. We are committed to making a genuine difference in people’s lives through excellence in education and research. As a Victorian university with a global impact, join us and let’s see what we can achieve together.

Our people are important to us, and we understand the significance of providing them with a dynamic and diverse working environment, with opportunities to grow and develop their careers.

At Deakin, we offer a variety of benefits including a flexible and sustainable working environment, lifestyle benefits and various discounts with our third party suppliers.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.


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